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RFA-Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program


2015 Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement

Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center

The Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC) in conjunction with the North Central, Northeast, and Western Centers announces a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies.  SRMEC expects to fund 18-month Education Projects (awards of up to $50,000, subject to availability of funds) to be conducted between April 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Applications are due by 5 p.m. CST, Monday, November 17, 2014.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including land grant colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, other colleges and universities, and other public and private entities with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/outcome-based risk management education projects for agricultural producers and their families. SRMEC serves the region which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Application Process:  To view the complete Request for Applications, please visit SRMEC's website (http://srmec.uark.edu/apply.html).  Also, please note that there are several changes in the 2015 RFA and the online application, including a single-stage application process and an 18-month project period.

Questions or comments regarding the RFA may be directed to Sandy Martini 479-575-6995 or smartini@uaex.edu

An applicant webinar will be conducted on October 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Please join us to learn more about the RFA and for tips on writing successful applications.  There is no fee to participate, however please register by sending an email to clockert2@unl.edu.  Information on how to join the webinar will be posted at www.ncerme.org.